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THE COUNT: How important is climate change to the politicians who would be PM?

Today 10:00am - Carbon News is keeping count of the number of times political leaders talk in the lead-up to the September 23 general election about the biggest issue the world faces.

OECD (again) tells us to clean up our climate act

16 Jun 17 - New Zealand needs to set strong environmental limits and make polluters pay for the damage they do to the environment, the OECD says.

Do-something campaigners take the climate helm

16 Jun 17 - A climate declaration backed by at least some parts of the business community will be launched in New Zealand on Sunday.

Coastal litter goes under the spotlight

12 Jun 17 - The Government is spending $260,000 reviewing the extent of coastal litter problems.

We're disappointed, PM will tell Tillerson

6 Jun 17 - Prime Minister Bill English will raise the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Agreement when he meets with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson today.

CARBON CALL: Why we need sky-high prices

30 May 17 - Carbon prices need to a least quadruple by 2020 if the world is to avoid massive climate change, economists are warning.

BUDGET BONUS: New money for emissions cuts

Paula Bennett

25 May 17 - The Government is putting $4 million into figuring out how New Zealand can cut its greenhouse gas emissions.


EDITORIAL: What this $14 billion figure is all about

25 May 17 - The $14.2 billion being bandied about this week as the cost of ­­­New Zealand's Paris Agreement pledge is not solely attributable to the purchase of international carbon credits.

Buying Euro credits would pay off, says trader

Nigel Brunel

24 May 17 - New Zealand should hedge its international carbon risk by buying European carbon units, a broker says.

Free credits cost taxpayers almost $1.7 billion

16 May 17 - Free carbon credits for trade-exposed heavy emitters have cost taxpayers nearly $1.7 billion.

Synthetic gases move will cut greenhouse emissions

15 May 17 - The Government is getting ready to enact provisions that will actually cut New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions.

MPs out of the loop on farm emissions advice

10 May 17 - Parliament has again been told that the Government is getting advice on bringing agricultural emissions into the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Officials look at pricing of agricultural emissions

4 May 17 - Officials are investigating whether a price should be put on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, despite the issue being specifically excluded from the current review of the Emissions Trading...

Government acts on decarbonising the economy

3 May 17 - The Productivity Commission is to investigate the cost of decarbonising New Zealand’s economy.

Student gives Auckland investment message

2 May 17 - Another Auckland University student has turned what might have been the biggest moment of her life to date – graduation – into a protest against the university’s investment in fossil fuels.

New study backs coastal property value warnings

St Heliers

1 May 17 - The Insurance Council’s prediction that climate change-induced rising sea levels will burst the property bubble has been backed by a new report.

FACE THE FACTS: The Government has done little

Ralph Sims

28 Apr 17 - Two major reports on climate change – one on the likely impacts on New Zealand, the other on ways the country can cut emissions – were released a year ago by the country’s top scientific body, the...

Greens want to up carbon price and cut fossil fuels

Gareth Hughes

20 Apr 17 - Higher carbon prices and a ban on new fossil-fuel electricity generation plants are the cornerstones of the Green Party’s plan to get New Zealand to 100 per cent renewable generation by 2030.

We're talking to Korea about carbon market links

18 Apr 17 - Talks to establish links between carbon markets in New Zealand and Korea are under way.


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